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Population in Jordan


The population of Jordan in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 5,473,000, which placed it as number 104 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 5% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 40% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 109 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000-2005 is 2.66%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 6,982,000. The population density in 2002 was 60 per sq km (155 per sq mi). Population density is highest in the northern Jordan River Valley.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 74% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital and largest city, Amman, had a population of 1,378,000 in that year. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000-2005 was 3.5%. A portion of the population is nomadic.


6,198,677 (July 2008 est.)

Age structure
0-14 years: 32.2% (male 1,017,233/female 976,284)
15-64 years: 63.7% (male 2,110,293/female 1,840,531)
65 years and over: 4.1% (male 122,975/female 131,361) (2008 est.)

Median age
total: 23.9 years
male: 24.6 years
female: 23.2 years (2008 est.)

Population growth rate
2.338% (2008 est.)

Birth rate
20.13 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Death rate
2.72 deaths/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Net migration rate
5.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)

Sex ratio
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.15 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.94 male(s)/female
total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2008 est.)

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